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From Candidate to Colleague: Navigating the Academic Job Market (Roundtable)

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 11:26am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA18)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

The academic job market is famously difficult to navigate. Ironically, the decrease in job opportunities has prompted an increase in the number of materials required by each application—cover letters, CVs, recommendations, dissertation abstracts, research statements, teaching statements, diversity statements—all of which must be customized for each institution to which a candidate is applying. Yet, in spite of these challenges, there are still job openings each year and there are still success stories of people being hired for these positions. While no longer a guarantee, the only way to attain a full-time position in academia is to apply for one.

Chasing Unicorns?: Alternative Career Prospects and Life Outside Academia (Roundtable)

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 11:26am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA18)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

It is no secret that over the years, the number of PhD graduates and the number of available permanent academic jobs has been inversely disproportionate. Wendler et al.’s 2010 study revealed that a little under 50% of US PhD graduates found academic jobs, most of which are unlikely to be full-time positions, and majority of which go to graduates of more prestigious universities. Yet these numbers rise dramatically once one looks outside the hallowed walls of the North American university.

Rethinking the University Landscape for Faculty, Graduate Students and Undergraduates (Roundtable)

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 11:25am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA18)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Classroom spaces and working environments speak volumes about how institutions conceive of teaching, learning and research, and whether they invest in collaboration. In many ways, institutions remain fixated on the front of the classroom, on the teacher as the “sage on the stage” rather than having faculty experts serve as “guides on the side,” “advanced organizers,” and “resources” for helping students foster their own learning. Individual offices silo faculty from one another, while graduate student and adjunct offices often offer fewer desks than bodies that use them. This long-held standard is changing somewhat, but slowly.

A Culture of Collaboration: Building a Better University (Roundtable)

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 11:25am
Northeast MLA (NeMLA 18)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

This session will be an extension of the discussions during the Let's Work Together: Collaboration and Pedagogy roundtables at the 2017 NeMLA Convention in Baltimore. The goals of this session are to further discourse about the ways in which collaboration can be fostered and implemented at the administrative and curricular level, as well as how individual contributors to the university culture—faculty and students of all levels—can incorporate and emphasize collaboration.

International Yeats Society Conference 2017 NYC

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 11:23am
International Yeats Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 30, 2017

 

Second Call for Papers and Panel Proposals for the 2017 International Yeats Society Conference

 

October 20-22, 2017

New York City

Hosted and sponsored by:

The New School University * Fordham University * New York University/Glucksman Ireland House * Williams College

 

The conference includes keynote addresses by Maureen Murphy (Professor Emerita, Hofstra University), and Christopher Cahill (Director, American Irish Historical Society and Director, McCabe Fellowship Exchange Program, John Jay College of Criminal Justice), as well as a reading by the Irish poet Joan McBreen. 

Leadership, Dissent, and Disobedience: Leaders and Followers in a Populist Age

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 11:22am
International Studying Leadership Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 31, 2017

Recent populist movements in the U.S., U.K., and around the globe suggest that the practices and theories surrounding dissent and civil disobedience are now more relevant than ever. With the Women’s March reaching nearly five million people world-wide, sparking protests not only across the United States, but in Europe, Asia, Africa, North and South America, Australia, and even Antarctica, it is clear that the praxis of protest will be a hallmark of this period in the twenty-first century.

Writing Malaysia & Singapore: Shared Pasts, Global Futures

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Monday, June 26, 2017 - 10:31am
Dr Alex Tickell, The Open University; Dr Florian Stadtler, University of Exeter; Kelly Tse, University of Oxford.
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 30, 2017

One-Day Symposium. The Open University, Camden, London. Friday 20th October 2017

In the last decade an emerging generation of writers from Malaysia and Singapore has achieved international recognition, pioneering new global English fiction and embarking on more confident imaginative journeys across South East Asia. This one-day symposium, a collaboration between the Open University and the University of Exeter, seeks to remap global English fiction (dominated by neighbouring South Asia) and draw fresh attention to the dynamic colonial literary cultures and postcolonial, globalising futures of Malaysian and Singaporean Anglophone writing.

CFP - Space for Fashion Thinking & Practice: Review, Reflect, Revise - An Interdisciplinary Fashion Research Network Symposium & Exhibition

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Monday, June 26, 2017 - 10:17am
Fashion Research Network
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 28, 2017

 

Call for Papers

 

Space for Fashion Thinking & Practice: Review, Reflect, Revise

 

An Interdisciplinary Fashion Research Network Symposium & Exhibition

 

Friday 8th September 2017 - Coventry University London

 

Venue: Coventry University London, University House, 109-117 Middlesex Street, London, E1 7JF

 

Rethinking Film Bodies: Beyond Gender, Genre, and Excess

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Monday, June 26, 2017 - 10:12am
SCMS, Toronto--March 14-18, 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 10, 2017

Over a quarter of a century ago, Linda Williams’ groundbreaking “Film Bodies: Gender, Genre, and Excess” was published in Film Quarterly. Her seminal article not only brought together distinct areas of film studies (genre criticism, spectatorial response, taste cultures, gender and sexuality, emotion and sensation in cinema) that are still highly relevant today, but also theoretical frameworks that have traditionally been kept separate. Although grounded in a psychoanalytic model for understanding structures of desire, fantasy, and identification, Williams’ essay at the same time marked a turning point towards a corpus of scholarship that is more attuned to and engaged with the embodied film-viewing experience.

Eleventh International Conference on e-Learning & Innovative Pedagogies

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Friday, June 23, 2017 - 11:51am
Common Ground Research Networks
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 1, 2018

e-Learning and Innovative Pedagogies Research Network: a conference and journal founded in 2006, exploring the affordances for innovative and transformative forms of learning offered by the new information and communications technologies. Topics include: e-learning, higher education, distance education, teaching and learning, interdisciplinary studies, pedagogy, online learning, curriculum, multidisciplinary studies, media, software, globalization, knowledge society, computer software and applications, information technology

Visit our website for more information: http://ubi-learn.com/2018-conference/call-for-papers

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